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How to Apply Mulch in Your Yard

By: Tricia Craven Worley

Mulching around shrubs and in your garden is a great way to deter weeds. When laying mulch, make sure it’s thick enough to block weeds. The depth of mulch needed varies depending on the type of mulch that is used. Recommended depths are:

  • Fine Mulch: 2”- 3” deep
  • Coarse Mulch: 4”- 5” deep

Avoid putting mulch too close to the trunks of tree or shrubs, since it can attract pests. As it decomposes, mulch leeches nitrogen from the soil, so apply a nitrogen rich fertilizer before you lay the mulch to feed the plants.

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  • Jama Gabbert Says:
    April 17th, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I need advice on how to apply mulch to my lawn. I have no one to help me and don’t know how to do this but need to place some on my lawn

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How to Apply Mulch in Your Yard